23rd November 2017 – Meet Up @ ITV

For our November meet of 2017, the lovely people at ITV are hosting us once again with food and drink aplenty.

The schedule is as follows (unless we change anything!):

  • 19:00 – 19:30: Arrive and mingle
  • 19:30 – 19:45: “I could outsource it” – Bob Bryden (@kapakra)- ITV
  • 19:50 – 20:05: “GDPR – WTF?” – Reza Alavi (@ISACC) – ISACC
  • 20:10 – 20:25: “What’s the local admin password?” – William Hunter (@woodgie)
  • 20.30 – 20.45: “jamJAR, possibly” – Ben Toms (@macmule) – dataJAR
  • 20:45 – 21:00: Open discussion
  • 21:00 – ?: To the pub! The Blue Lion

As always, the event is free to attend but space is limited. We’ve got 50 tickets available, click the button and grab one in advance here (map and details are on Eventbrite):

Eventbrite - 23rd November 2017 – Meet Up @ ITV

Your nearest public transport links are: Chancery Lane and Russel Square tube stations and Farringdon Thameslink.

Watch the stream here:

 

14th September 2017 – Meet Up @ MullenLowe

For our September meet of 2017, the lovely people at MullenLowe hosted us with Amsys kindly providing food and drink for our ever expanding waistlines.

The talks were as follows (click the links for slides/extras):

Watch the video:

 

London Apple Admins needs you!

Your community needs you!

We’re looking for folks who’d like to speak at our meet-ups! London Apple Admins is a welcoming, friendly community; an ideal place to dip your toe into public speaking if you’re new or seasoned. You’ll be surrounded by like minded people who share your passion and want you to succeed. Your chosen subject doesn’t necessarily need to be technical or Mac-specific.

Whatever your experience in the world of working with Apple stuff, if you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you. Jump into the MacAdmin’s Slack, pop into the #london channel or contact one of the official “herders”: @daz_wallace @grahamgilbert @macmule @neilmartin83 or @squirke.

If you don’t do Slack (why not?), drop us an email at ldnappleadmns@gmail.com or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter (@LDNAppleAdmins).

Check out the previous posts on this blog and the videos to get an idea about the sort of stuff we do!

12th July 2017 – Meet Up @ ThoughtWorks London

Our July meet of 2017 was hosted by the lovely people at ThoughtWorks – thanks Steve! Here’s the video:

The schedule was as follows:

  • 18:30 – 19:00: Arrive and mingle
  • 19:00 – 19:15: “Presenting is for everyone…” – David Acland – Amsys
  • 19:20 – 19:35: “Flask (not the good one)” – Graham Gilbert – Airbnb
  • 19:40 – 19:55: “When Heath Robinson met Rube Goldberg – scripting UI elements for, er fun and not much profit” – Steve Quirke – Thoughtworks
  • 20:00 – 21:00: Open discussion
  • 21:00 – ?: To the pub!

 

 

20th April 2017 – Meetup @ Sony Music London

On April 20th, Sony Music kindly hosted us in their London office. Massive thanks to Ross Drummond at Sony for a fantastic evening and for Henry Stamerjohann for his most informative workshop!

Here’s the schedule:

Unfortunately, due to network issues, the live stream of the event was not successful and regretfully, Ross’ presentation was not recorded as a result. However, Henry’s Zentral workshop was caught – watch it below:

Sony Music’s office can be found at 9 Derry Street, with High Street Kensington tube station round the corner.

 

19th January 2017 – Meetup @ Just Eat London

On January 19th, Just Eat hosted us in their London office. Thank you, Sachin Parmar! We had a great turnout and the venue was fantastic. Watch the video below:

Here’s the schedule:

Just Eat’s office can be found at Fleet Place House, with a few tube stations within walking distance.

As always, the event was free to attend.

It wouldn’t be Just Eat if there wasn’t food involved, and certainly was no disappointment there! Sachin kindly arranged a banquet fit for the hungriest of admins – an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, with loads of pizza (vegetarian and meat)! Nom!

 

9th November 2016 – Meetup @ Gett London

On November 9th, Gett hosted us in their UK office.

The schedule was as per the below:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Arrive & mingle
  • 19:30 – 19:50 “Cloudy with a chance of IT” – Steve Larsen, Gett
  • 19:55 – 20:10 “Demystifying Apple School Manager” – Ben Toms, dataJAR ltd
  • 20:15 – 20:30 “Changing of the guard” – the London Apple Admins, admins
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Open Discussion
  • 21:00 – ?? – To the Pub!

The last “talk” was for a farewell to Graham, before his move to the USofA & some information about the London Apple Admins “personnel”.

Gett’s UK office can be found at Seal House, with a few tube stations within walking distance.

As always, the event was free to attend.

A link to a video of the event can be found below:

7th September 2016 – Meetup @ ITV Southbank

Our next meet will be on the 7th September 2016 at ITV’s Southbank Studios.

The Schedule is as follows:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Arrive & mingle
  • 19:30 – 19:35 Welcome & Introduction to ITV
  • 19:35 – 19:45 ITV and Mac management – How ITV went from Windows XP to Mac to managed Macs
  • 19:50 – 20:10 Utilising Casper API for business workflow – How we make automation rock the Kasbah (Casper!)
  • 20:15 – 20:30 Santa – Because AV Sucks, Allister Banks
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Open Discussion
  • 21:00 – ?? – To the Pub!

ITV will be supplying food & drink for the event, but please be aware that you will need your ticket with you to be granted access to the site.

ITV Studios are located near the OXO Tower, & can be walked to from Blackfriars, Southwark or the Waterloo stations.

In a London Apple Admins first, we were joined by a remote speaker. Allister Banks presented on Santa, & the following is a worksheet for the talk: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y8baauecl3nl0sk/santaWorksheet.pdf

The video of the event can be found below:

28th July 2016 – Meet Up @ Airbnb

Our 28th July 2016 was at Airbnb’s London office.

The Schedule was as follows:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Arrive & mingle
  • 19:30 – 19:50 “Being nice with your management tools” – Graham Gilbert, Airbnb
  • 19:55 – 20:10 “Testing AutoPkg Recipes” – Ben Goodstein, University of Oxford
  • 20:15 – 20:30 “Full Stack DEP: Modern Mac Deployment” – Francois Levaux-Tiffreau
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Open Discussion
  • 21:00 – ?? – To the Pub!

Airbnb’s office is on the fourth floor of 40 Compton Street – look for the wooden door and ring us on the intercom if no one is downstairs to greet you. The nearest tube stations are Barbican or Farringdon.

There will be drinks and pizza, so please register for free on Eventbrite so we have an idea of numbers.

Eventbrite - 28th July 2016 - Meet Up @ Airbnb

23rd June 2016 – Meet Up @ LSE

The lovely people at the LSE hosted our  June 2016 meet up.

The schedule was:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Arrive & mingle
  • 19:30 – 19:50 “Embracing Mobility in Higher Education IT” – Yannis Lagogiannis, LSE
  • 19:55 – 20:10 “A Short Dive Into File Level Distribution And Intelligent Down-Loaders” – Christoph Fellner, Filewave
  • 20:15 – 20:30 “Introducing iCalverter: ics to O365 cleanup tool” – Darren Wallace, Amsys
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Open Discussion
  • 21:00 – ?? – George IV

Video of the event can be found below: